|Mnemonic: ||[EBV IGM]|
|Name: ||EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgM|
|Specimen: ||2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Unacceptable Conditions: |
-Tissue or urine.
-Contaminated, grossly hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.
|Minimum Spec: ||0.5 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0050240|
| Method: ||Enzyme Immunoassay|
|Note: ||Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens. |
See also, Epstein Barr Virus Panel. This test is included in the EBV Panel.
|Processing Info: ||Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.|